Cpl Ryan L. Pape LLSL casualty


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Minnesota Marine dies in parachute exercise
StarTribune.com Minneapolis-St. Paul
December 6, 2009 - 7:57 AM

A Marine from East Grand Forks, Minn., died Thursday in a parachute training exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., the Marine Corps said Saturday.

Cpl. Ryan L. Pape, 23, died of injuries suffered during a low-level static line jump.

Pape, a reconnaissance Marine, enlisted in 2005. His service awards included the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal.

The Grand Forks Herald reported that Pape was the son of Ron and Sharleen Pape of East Grand Forks. The Papes, who declined to comment, have lost two military sons. Ryan's brother Riley, also a Marine corporal, died in May 2005 in a motorcycle accident in California. He was 22.

Ryan and Riley both served in Iraq, as has a surviving brother, Ross Pape, the Herald reported.
RIP Marines. My condolences to the family. As a dad, I can't imagine losing both my kids that way.

Semper Fidelis.